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200: Why Christianese is Not Good News

It seems that many Christians are bilingual… We speak in one normal, everyday language most of the time, but when it comes time to talk about religion, spirituality, or God, we break out our special “Christianese” language.

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we’ll talk about being more intentional (and careful) with the words we use when we talk about our faith. And we’ll give you a better way forward!

Christianese is sort of this made up language that Christians have been taught and now use… A LOT! Some of it is pretty weird, and most of it is unnecessarily confusing and a put-off to those who don’t know this very special language…

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why many of us use Christianese and how we’ve learned it.
  • The Top 10 Christianese words or sayings deciphered.
  • What our language communicates to those outside the Church.
  • How we can grow in our own “gospel fluency” and begin to speak in clear, meaningful ways about our faith and what life as a Christian is all about.

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From this episode:

“The Bible and our Christian faith are all relevant… unless we shroud everything in insider language and weird terms that others can’t understand or it puts them off. Jesus spoke in everyday language because he saw his relationship with his Father (and ours) as a normal part of life as a human. We can learn to put aside our cultural oddities and speak like Jesus spoke.”

 

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